The American Lung Association publishes annual State of Tobacco reports evaluating tobacco control policies at the federal and state levels; promotes the Smoke-free Air Challenge calling for all 50 states to enact laws prohibiting smoking in all public spaces and workplaces; offers materials on secondhand smoke and smoke-free laws and policies such as fact sheets, maps, curriculums and policy briefs; and provides quit smoking resources.
Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights is a national lobbying organization working to protect nonsmokers from exposure to secondhand smoke and prevent youth from becoming addicted to tobacco. A variety of model ordinances and policies from local municipalities around the country is available, along with guides for community-level campaigns, tips and toolkits for the implementation process, and a smoke-free news archive.
The American Heart Association advocates for comprehensive smoke-free laws at the state and local level, making position statements and workplace policy guidelines available through its website.
The Community Guide includes systematic reviews of interventions made by the Community Preventive Services Task Force. Ten studies on smoking bans and restrictions were included in the review on reducing exposure to environmental tobacco smoke, with three resulting publications.
The Delaware Tobacco Prevention and Control Program (TPCP) is a program of the Delaware Division of Public Health. The TPCP collaborates with coalitions and community groups, health care organizations, educational organizations, and state agencies as well as offering two cessation programs, conducting media campaigns, and funding youth-led campaigns and peer-education groups.
The IMPACT Delaware Tobacco Prevention Coalition is made up of representatives of community service and health-related organizations and has been working with the Delaware Division of Public Health since 1994 on tobacco prevention efforts. Its work includes the Plan for a Tobacco-Free Delaware, first issued in 1999, and updated in 2005 and 2011. Visit the IMPACT Facebook page by clicking here.
The American Lung Association of the Mid-Atlantic (ALAM-A) works at the state and local level to advocate for comprehensive clean air laws. In Delaware, the ALAM-A was central to the allocation of Tobacco Settlement funds for cessation and prevention programs in 1998, to the passage of the state’s Clean Indoor Air Act in 2002, and to assisting a number of Delaware towns and municipalities to enact smoke-free policies in public outdoor spaces in 2011. ALAM-A also oversees a number of related tobacco control programs, including the Kick Butts Generation, a Delaware youth-led prevention program.
Contact: American Lung Association, 422 S. Governor's Avenue, Dover, DE, 19904
Telephone: (302) 674-9701
The Newark American Heart Association has set advocating for smoke-free communities as one of its top goals for making communities healthier in Delaware.
Contact: Jonathan M. Kirch, Government Relations Director, Delaware and Philadelphia
American Heart Association, 200 Continental Dr., Suite 101, Newark, DE, 19713
Telephone: (302) 286-5706 / Email: Jonathan.M.Kirch@heart.org
Philadelphia’s Tobacco Policy and Control Program works to help smokers quit, prevent youth access to tobacco products, and protect the public from second-hand smoke. The City implemented smoke-free recreation centers, pools and playgrounds in 2011 through an Executive Order issued by Mayor Nutter. Fliers and posters were distributed and signs have been erected in outside spaces on recreation center properties.
Contact: Amna Rizvi, Tobacco Health Communications Specialist
Tobacco Policy and Control Program, 1101 Market Street, 9th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Telephone: (215) 685-5623 / Email: email@example.com
In Other States: Learn more about what other states and regions have done to reduce exposure to secondhand smoke.
New England: Center for Public Health and Tobacco Policy
Michigan: Smoke-Free Environments Law Project
California: Tobacco Free CA